About Me

I am a climate change and democracy activist. I volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby and speak to groups in North Texas to build support for CCL’s market-based carbon pricing proposal. I am also interested in regional climate resilience planning.  I am concerned about our democratic society’s ability to address complex problems like climate and am interested in systemic reforms that address obstacles to progress. I am a student of integral theory. I have worked with several national and Dallas-area nonprofits.

DFW Business Leaders to Congress: Act on Climate

Will your business support a revenue-neutral carbon price as a market-based solution to climate change? The North Texas Business Climate Leaders project of Citizens’ Climate Lobby needs to hear from you! Your voice can reinforce our message to Congress that a price on CO2 is the best policy solution right now. We wrote an op-ed to build support in the North Texas private sector for CCL’s proposal; it was published on the USGBC Texas blog and on the GreenSource DFW website. Contact our volunteers to support this work.

Prepare for Climate’s Effects on Transportation Infrastructure

The Dallas Morning News said my op-ed on infrastructure vulnerability to weather extremes wasn’t a “good fit”.  It’s about a study of the vulnerability of North Texas infrastructure to heat and flooding, headed up by a team of researchers at UTA, funded by the federal government as part of a national pilot study.  I wrote the op-ed along with Dr. Yekang Ko of UTA, one of the team members, because I think the study is worth some attention.  Here’s the piece:  Infrastructure Vulnerability to Weather Extremes

Urban Heat Island Conference Report

The Texas Trees Foundation hosted a half day conference about the Urban Heat Island Effect featuring a keynote by Dr. Brian Stone, author of The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places we Live (for a short review of that book see earlier post, How I Got Religion on Trees).  Download my report of the conference: TX Trees Fdn Urban Heat Conf Report.  We also heard from Dr. Robert Haley about the public health impacts of climate change; from David Hitchcock about the Dallas urban heat island study; and from Matt Grubisich about green infrastructure.